The Word And The World: Biblical Exegesis And Early Modern Science by K. KilleenThe Word And The World: Biblical Exegesis And Early Modern Science by K. Killeen

The Word And The World: Biblical Exegesis And Early Modern Science

byK. KilleenEditorP. Forshaw

Hardcover | April 11, 2007

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This book explores the impact of biblical reading practices on scientific thought in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. It addresses the idea that the natural philosophers of the era forged their new sciences despite, rather than because of, the pervasive bible-centeredness of early modern thought.
LEO CATANA Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark KAREN EDWARDS Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Exeter, UK JAMES DOUGAL FLEMING Lecturer in English Renaissance non-dramatic literature, Simon Fraser University, UK PETER J. FORSHAW British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at Birkbeck, Universi...
Title:The Word And The World: Biblical Exegesis And Early Modern ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:April 11, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230507077

ISBN - 13:9780230507074


Table of Contents

List of figures Notes on contributors Introduction; P.J.Forshaw & K.Killeen PART 1: THE WORD AND THE WORLD The Use of Creatures: Allegory, the Literal Sense and the Contemplative Life; P.Harrison Making Sense of Science and the Literal: Modern Semantics and Early Modern Hermeneutics; J.D.Fleming Reading the Two Books with Francis Bacon: Interpreting God's Will and Power; S.Matthews Textual Criticism and Early Modern Natural Philosophy: The Case of Marin Mersenne (1588-1648); P.Mueller Giordano Bruno's Hermeneutics: Observations on the Bible in De Monade (1591); L.Catana PART 2: INFERIOR AND SUPERIOR ASTRONOMY Vitriolic Reactions: Orthodox Responses to the Alchemical Exegesis of Genesis; P.Forshaw Tycho the Prophet: History, Astrology and the Apocalypse in Early Modern Science; H.Håkansson 'Whether the stars are innumerable for us?': Astronomy and Biblical Exegesis in the Society of Jesus around 1600; V.Remmert Reading the Book of God as the Book of Nature: The Case of the Louvain Humanist Cornelius Valerius (1512-1578); I.A.Kelter PART 3: EXEGESIS AND SCIENCE IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE The Fortunes of Babel: Technology, History, and Genesis 11:1-9; J.Sawday Duckweed and the Word of God: Seminal Principles and Creation in Thomas Browne (1605-1682); K.Killeen Days of the Locust: Natural History, Politics, and the English Bible; K.Edwards

Editorial Reviews

"The Word and the World is a contribution not only to the literature on science and religion, but also to the growing body of scholarship that examines the dynamic interaction of humanist scholarship and natural knowledge in the age of the scientific revolution." - Daniel Stolzenberg, Renaissance Quarterly